New Issue of Democratic Theory

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Dear Colleague,

The articles in this issue propose various reforms to core democratic mechanisms and engage with the ideas of impermanence in democratic governments, common democracy, and popular referendums. This issue also includes a book symposium, critical commentary, and Democratic Theory's first "practitioner's note," which highlights the democratic enterprise SeeClickFix.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1

Resist and Revivify: Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance
Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil

The Will of the People? : Schmitt and Rousseau on a Key Question in Democratic Theory
Samuel Salzborn

Common Democracy: Political Representation beyond Representative Democracy
Alexandros Kioupkiolis

The Deliberative Potential of Facultative Referendums: Procedure and Substance in Direct Democracy
Alice el-Wakil

Book Symposium
Paul Apostolidis, William Connolly, Jodi Dean, and Jade Schiff comment on Romand Coles's book Visionary Pragmatism: Coles Responds
Paul Apostolidis, William E. Connolly, Jodi Dean, Jade Schiff and Romand Coles

Critical Commentary
John Dewey between Participatory Democracy and Direct Action: A Commentary on Jeff Jackson
William R. Caspary

Practitioner's Note
SeeClickFix Empowers Citizens by Connecting Them to Their Local Governments
Ben Berkowitz and Jean-Paul Gagnon

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